Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: AS

Soul Cages comes from Hemer in North Rhine-Westphalia. In the nineties the band released three albums and toured with Saxon, Golden Earring, Saviour Machine and Rage. However, there was no sustained success. Around 2002 they got together again to work on new material. The result can now be heard on "Moon". The original metal elements are joined here by almost pop-like (harmony) vocals, clean electric guitars (partly plucked), and art-rock bass lines, so that overall a thoroughly convincing mixture of catchy, hard and elegiac passages emerges. Some things in the sound of the Five reminds us of the nineties and thus of its roots, others of the fact that some of the material was created about ten years ago. The vocals sometimes seem a little stiff, but the varied music can usually hide this quite well. But it would be even more varied if the musicians didn't spend all their energy on each of their songs. Quieter and/or airier moments would give the music of the Soul Cages even more dynamism and tension. You can hear that the five could do that.

Top track: Tomorrow

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